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. the faa reported the first day of furloughs resulted in delays of more than three hours on arrivals at los angeles - less than that at other airports. "i was delayed from laguardia. we were on the ground for about an hour. they made it up in the air, but we were delayed today." but delays in chicago were spotty, though passengers were bracing for them. "we had a business meeting this morning that we pushed back back an hour but it was smooth sailing from austin." - will you make an adjustment on future flights? "no, i think it's a more scare tactic than anything else." others got that same sense. oklahoma senator tom coburn called the furloughs "a dangerous political stunt," saying that more than $100 million could be saved by using fewer consultants, supplies and less travel, and pointed to the transportation security administration, which has managed to avoid furloughs. "being a flight attendant and working as a flight attendant, i care about safety, and when you cut people out of the tower, that's safety." as of now, the furloughs mean all 47,000 faa employees, including 15 controllers,
say we could know by next week whether the dreamliner will soon be back in service. the faa grounded the 50 jets after batteries burned onboard two 787s earlier this year. boeing came up with a fix, which the faa is now testing. the ordeal has already cost the jet maker $600 million, but more losses could be added on as airlines consider asking boeing for compensation. a quiet town in texas mourns the tragic deaths of more than a dozen people caught in a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant. it's considered the largest industrial disaster this decade. president obama quickly pledged federal emergency funds to the area. rescuers spent hours searching through rubble for survivors. the disaster started with a small fire at west fertilzer plant. according to reports, the company was fined $2,300 by the epa for a saftey violation, but settled in 2006. the german parlaiment is backing a $13-billion bailout for struggling cyprus. it's nearly twice the amount estimated a month ago. german taxpayers worry even more money may be needed. the cyprus parliament votes on the bailout package nex
faa furloughs of air traffic controllers began today but the real test is tomorrow. the first business day of the week. delays could run for hours at major hubs such as atlanta and new york. because of sequester cuts all air traffic controllers may take one day off every two weeks. that means most towers will lose one controller every day maybe more. here in the bay area today, sfo and manetta san jose experienced no delays. sources at sfo said four employees there were furloughed today. ktvu's deborah villalon was live as they rolled out furloughs there. >> reporter: this tower went dark over an hour ago. it's closed overnight. it will reopen at 6:00 a.m. for another busy day of small planes, business jets and commercial flights and fewer controllers to manage the mix. >>> a rise in airlines prepared for take off to los angeles. one of nine flights keeping this santa rosa terminal busy today under the watchful eye of the tower. down by at least one controller, maybe two. the one who answered said he was too busy to talk about it. >> who knows, today was the first day of sequester that
and replay 80% of an $11-billion imf loan still outstanding from 2008. the faa orders inspections of more than 1,000 boeing 737 jets. the wall street journal reports that the concern is with "attach pins" that may have been improperly manufactured. if the pins fail, it can cause pilots to lose control of an aircraft. the directive was not a result of any accidents caused by faulty pins. the inspections are not expected to affect flight schedules, but could spell added trouble for boeing, which is still trying to get its dreamliners back in the air. two big-name retailers are denying compensation to victims of a factory fire where workers were making garments to be sold by the retailer. the controversy involves wal-mart and sears. a fire erupted at a bangledesh clothing factory in november, killing 112 workers. according to published reports, the two companies ignored a meeting to discuss payouts to help victims and their families. bloomberg reports both companies have said the suppliers used the factory without the permission of walmart and sears, and that the retailers are not legally re
tuesday after a suspicious package was found. the faa also issued a temporary ground stop which kept planes from taking off for 45 minutes. businesses in boston will attempt to return to normal today. some of the hardest-hit areas in the back bay closed tuesday as investigators combed for evidence following the deadly blast monday during the boston marathon. deluca's market closed briefly for a police search, then quickly re- opened. a deluca's manager tells us tuesday it was the only grocery store in the area available to residents. the manager says business at deluca's is brisk. turning to earnings from the financial sector, bank of america and american express report today. analysts predict bac brought in $23 billion in revenues in the first quarter. the bank suffered two previous quarters of heavy losses from legal settlements tied to the financial crisis. american express is reeling from 4500 job cuts as it tightens up. it's estimated that the nation's top credit card company earned $8 billion. yesterday, goldman sach's $2.2-billion profit topped wall street's forecast. regulato
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